Monday, February 4, 2019

Bibliophile's Corner

Queen of Air and Darkness
by Cassandra Clare

Flap Copy Description:
What if damnation is the price of true love?

Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the blight that is destroying the race of warlocks.

Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.

My Thoughts:
Queen of Air and Darkness is the third book in Cassandra Clare's The Dark Artifices Series; like Books One and Two, it's fantastic! This lengthy young adult fantasy novel (880 pages) kept me enraptured from chapter to chapter. The vocabulary Ms. Clare always employs, is one of my favorite things about her style. In addition to that, her cast of characters always seem to come to life in a remarkable way. As usual, the imaginative and magical plot is totally unpredictable - making it a delicious young adult fantasy read. I highly recommend Queen of Air and Darkness to readers aged twelve and up!

Click here to learn about New York Times bestselling author Cassandra Clare.